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Hardcover Hawksong Book

ISBN: 0385730713

ISBN13: 9780385730716


(Book #1 in the The Kiesha'ra Series)

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DANICA SHARDAE IS an avian shapeshifter, and the golden hawk's form in which she takes to the sky is as natural to her as the human one that graces her on land. The only thing more familiar to her is... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

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YA Favourite

Read this series long ago when I was in my teens, randomly remembered it over 20 years ago and am so pleased to have it back in my home collection.

Loved it

My only complaint could be that I wish it was longer. This is a story that I want to see continue. Even after finishing the novel, I sat and daydreamed on what could possibly happen next. Atwater-Rhodes switched from her vampires and demons to a race of shape-changing people at war. The avians can change from human form to hawks, crows, sparrows, etc. The serpentine people can change to,well, serpents--they mostly ellude to cobras. These two groups of people have been at war for so long, that not even their scholars know why. Although, the upcoming queen of the avians and the upcoming king of the serpentines have their own ideas of stopping the bloodshed. This is a can't miss young adult novel by Atwater-Rhodes!


Hawksong is the first of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's books I've ever read, but it won't be the last. I thought the book was amazing. The storyline was great, I couldn't put it down (I read it in two days, that's how good it is). The message the story conveys is also amazing. They're just trying to do what they think and feel is right. The characters are like real, with real flaws and strong points, and their in a realistic world. The plot was rather Romeo and Juliet, but it also has a science-fiction/fantasy sort of twist to it. I can't really tell you much, or else that would give it away but I'm deffinently going to read Snakecharm, and her other books as soon as I have time.

amelia does it again

i have read all of the books by amelia and i must say i think i may like this one the best because not only does it have a science fiction horror story aura but also romance and war and death and tragety with a twist at the end. if you like all of these qualities then i recomend this book to you. my departing words, bravo amelia.

the most well-written from Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In my opinion, Hawksong is the most well-written book that Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has published so far. This is not to say that I did not enjoy her previous books (In Forests of the Night, Demon in my View, Shattered Mirror, & Midnight Predator), but this is the first book where her plot did not involve a tough girl falling inexplainably in love with a vampire guy of sorts. Her writing style has matured, there is more closure to the events that takes place. In Hawksong, the plot is based on the political union of the leaders of two warring peoples: the avian and the serpiente. Danica Shardae, the queen (the Tuuli Thea in avian culture) and Zane Cobriana, the king (the Diente in serpiente culture) sacrifice their own happiness in exchange for the lives of their people. How this marriage will turn out is up to you, the reader, to find out when and if you read Hawksong. Atwater-Rhodes' descriptive prose will keep you going through the book. She seems to begin to create her own worlds, but she brings them to the real world so that the reader could imagine a culture like the avian's and the serpiente's actually existing. To sum it up: this is a great book. Five stars. Read it =)

Highly Recomended!

I LOVED the book! I didn't really know what to expect since this is Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' first book on shapeshifters. I loved her previous book, and this one didn't let me down. The book is about shapeshifters from two different sides of a war; Danica, an avian, and Zane, a serpiente. It's a narrative from Danica's point of view, about her peace negotians and surprising pair bond with Zane Cobriana. I love the world that Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has created! I love her vampire novels, but I also hope she'll keep writing about shapeshifters. I give this book five stars, two thumbs up, and a high recomendation.

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